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Last updated: August 26, 2021

Airbnb hosts have the option to reinstate their in-person Experiences in countries and regions where it is permissible to do so. This article contains the most up-to-date information on the regions where in-person experiences have either been paused or reopened.

We have reopened in-person experiences in 90+ regions and as of October 1, 2021, Airbnb Adventures have reopened in the same countries and regions.  

Peru will reopen for in-person experiences on September 1st. For more information about the Airbnb Experiences COVID-19 reopening fee waiver terms,  see here.

For more information about the Airbnb Adventures – COVID-19 Region Reopening Fee Refund/Waiver Terms, see here.

The following regions have not reopened and in-person Experiences continue to be paused through October 1st, 2021: Hong Kong.

For hosts in these regions, cancellations will be processed 2-3 days before the previous extension end date and affected booking guests will be sent a $25 coupon to redeem on a future experience. 

How are we assessing when to reopen a country for in-person Experiences? 

Please know that we want to reopen countries as quickly as possible, as long as it is permissible to do so. We continue to closely monitor government guidance, such as restrictions on non-essential businesses and group-size gatherings.

We require hosts to complete a safety attestation.

All hosts of in-person experiences should have already completed the safety attestation. If you have not completed the requirements, your experience has been paused. You can still reactivate your experience by completing the attestation. We will not be able to recover any cancelled bookings, but will unblock your calendar for new bookings upon completion of the requirements.  Complete your safety attestation.

How are we assessing when to reopen a country for in-person Experiences? 

Please know that we want to reopen countries as quickly as possible, as long as it is safe and permissible to do so. We are looking to relevant government guidance, such as restrictions on non-essential businesses and group-size gatherings.

Why are we re-opening Experiences on a country-level and not city-level? 

As we plan to reopen, we continue to monitor government guidance, which is most readily available at the country level. 

In some countries where government restrictions are available at a state level, we may use this criteria to assess reopening states individually. In the United States, for example, we will be making decisions about reopening for in-person Experiences in individual states moving forward.

How will I know if my country is about to reopen and how can I prepare?

We will email hosts to alert them when their country is reopening. 

Start by adding dates to your calendar for experiences from the date your country is reopening onwards. 

Once your country reopens for experience bookings, we will waive our service fees for eligible experience bookings received by eligible hosts for 8 weeks, up to $1000 per eligible host. Experience hosts are eligible if they had an experience live on Airbnb on or before February 1, 2020 in mainland China and March 16, 2020 in all other regions.  Read more about the fee waiver here

How can I host my in-person experience safely now that my country has reopened?

Airbnb is committed to caring for the health and well-being of hosts and guests. To help support you as travel evolves, we’ve created safety guidelines for person-to-person interaction during experiences and cleaning guidelines to help you prepare your space. These guidelines are meant to help you adapt your experience to reduce potential risks to the health and safety of you and your guests.

All Hosts must review and follow the guidelines, which include: 

  • Wearing a mask or face covering, when by local laws or guidelines
  • Maintaining 6 feet/2 meters of distance from each other, when required by local laws or guidelines
  • Limiting your experience to a maximum of 10 participants, including any Hosts or Co-Hosts
  • Following Airbnb’s cleaning guidelines to clean your space and any equipment during your experience and between each experience instance

How many guests can I host?

In-person Experiences are currently limited to a maximum of 10 participants, including any hosts or cohosts. You may be required to further reduce your group size to comply with local restrictions. You are responsible for knowing your local restrictions and adjusting your group size accordingly. Any experiences found in violation of this requirement may be removed from Airbnb.

Where can I purchase cleaning supplies or protective gear? 

Hosts in certain areas now have access to certain discounted cleaning products, protective gear, and cleaning professionals through Airbnb’s cleaning partnerships. 

Lysol and Dettol disinfecting products (UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy only): As a host, get exclusive access to special deals and free shipping on products like Lysol and Dettol disinfectant. Shop now

Simply Supplies (US only): Stock up on hospitality-grade cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products. Get 20% off and free shipping on your first order. Shop now 

Ekoklean (France only): Airbnb partnered with Ekoklean to create cleaning kits and services specifically for hosts. Shop now 

Cloralex (Mexico City only): Get Cloralex cleaning and sanitizing products delivered to your door. Shop now

We’re continuing to work on partnerships that make it easier for you to access the supplies you need for cleaning and hosting and will update the list here when new resources become available.

After a country is announced to reopen or reopens, is it possible it might shut down again, and under what circumstances?

If relevant government guidance, there is a chance we may have to cancel plans to reopen in a country or pause experiences in a country after it has reopened and will notify hosts if that happens.